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Document ID (ISN)62927
CIS number 94-1759
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jensen P.A., Todd W.F., Hart M.E., Mickelsen R.L., O'Brien D.M.
Title Evaluation and control of worker exposure to fungi in a beet sugar refinery
Bibliographic information Dec. 1993, Vol.54, No.12, p.742-748. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract A study of worker exposure to airborne fungi was undertaken in a sugar beet refinery (Michigan, USA) to evaluate the level of exposure and to determine if controls could be implemented that would lower these exposures. Two field surveys were conducted, the first during the sugar production campaign (January) and the second during postproduction cleanup and maintenance (June). This study showed high exposure of pulp pellet loaders and pellet silo workers to various species of aspergillus. Other fungal species that might pose a health hazard were detected. Exposures to fungi during the postproduction cleanup and maintenance phase were much higher than those measured during the production campaign. Engineering controls that would reduce employee exposure are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; Michigan; fungi; sugar industry; exposure evaluation; biological hazards; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) Aspergillus moulds; description of equipment; description of technique; sampling and analysis; Penicillium moulds
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Food industry
Biological hazards